The following are current news items and announcements (including job announcements) that we receive periodically. This page will be updated on a regular basis. Items over 30 days old will be retired. For a listing of calendar events at local horticultural venues, see our Hort Happenings page. Or Follow us on our Facebook page.

News (posted 4/23/17)
new Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund at the California Native Plant Society. Many people knew past SCHS board president, Elizabeth Schwartz. Elizabeth was an avid supporter of California native plant conservation and education. She named the California Native Plant Society as one of her beneficiaries and they are in the process of setting up a fund. The Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund will support a staff position at CNPS dedicated to native plant education and outreach in southern California. If you would like to honor Elizabeth’s memory by contributing to this fund, please contact the CNPS through their website:

Event (posted 4/23/17)
Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens Tour and Fundraiser. Sunday, May 7 from 2pm - 6pm in Thousand Oaks. Short walking tour of 4 Ocean Friendly Gardens in a historic mid-century modern neighborhood with discussion of sustainable landscaping. Gourmet meal provided by Slow Food Ventura County. Tickets start at $50. For tickets and information, go to the EventBrite page here.

Job (posted 4/17/17)
Operations and Garden Field Manager (Full-Time) at Descanso Gardens. For job description and application instructions, please see the Careers page of the Descanso Gardens website.

Event (posted 4/12/17)
2017 Spring Garden Sale at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
Friday, 4/28, 10am - 5pm & Saturday, 4/29, 10am - 1pm for Members; Saturday, 4/29, 1pm - 5pm & Sunday, 4/30, 10am - 5pm Open to the Public. General Admission required. For more information, click here.

Event (posted 4/12/17)
2017 Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
April 27 - 30, 2017. For more information, click this link:

Event (posted 3/30/17)
APLD (Greater LA District) Speaker Series: Amelia B. Lima on "The Work of Roberto Burle Marx"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4pm-6pm at the Beverly Hills Library
Slide show and talk on the legacy of an influential and world-renowned landscape architect. For the Eventbrite page with more information and tickets, click here.

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